Indonesia suspends officials in wake of AirAsia crash; search resumes

January 6, 2015 4:21 AM

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The search for AirAsia flight wreckage continued Tuesday in the Java Sea, a day after Indonesian authorities levied the first punishments stemming from the plane crash by suspending officials connected to the airline's alleged flight schedule violation.

Officials have said that Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was not authorized to fly on Sundays, as it did Dec. 28 when it went down in the Java Sea en route to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia. The airline has been barred from flying that route while an investigation takes place.

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